A Tayside tiler has told of how he stopped a woman from jumping off the Tay Road Bridge.
William Cullen, 27, of Monifieth, was jogging across the bridge from the Fife end when he spotted the woman attempting to clamber over the railing on Friday evening.
He managed to talk her down, but admitted if he had been just minutes later, it would have been a different story.
He said: “I had parked up at the Riverside Tesco to go for a jog across the Tay I have no idea why, I never normally jog there and I was coming back from the Fife end when I happened to see her.
“She had one leg over the barrier and was about to put her other one over.
“She was in a really distressed state, shouting ‘Why do I care? No one cares’.
“So I told her I cared about her and that other people out there would too.
“She asked me to jump with her, but I managed to convince her to come back off the barrier.
“It could have been so different though.
“My friend had asked me if I could hold off my jog to drop him off on the way, but I told him I wanted to go there and then.
“If I had been 30 minutes later, she might not be here today.”
Now William is making an appeal for the woman to get in contact with him as he wants to find out if she is OK.
He said: “I think it would be nice to speak to her to see how she is getting on as she seemed like a good person when she calmed down.
“She told me she had been in hospital I don’t know which one but they had checked her out as they needed her bed.
“The police took her away afterwards, so hopefully she’s in good hands now.”
Despite his efforts, William has been playing down the “hero” title from pals.
He said: “Some of my friends were having a laugh at that, asking if I had my Superman suit on but 100% that’s not why I did it.”
A Police Scotland spokeswoman confirmed the woman was safely taken to hospital after the incident at 6.30pm on Friday